tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle May 16, 2019 7:45pm-8:00pm CEST
and viewing this city berlin as well as germany and europe through the lens of photography. but 1st we're off for the glitz and glamour of the coat in the south of france yes it's the film festival 19 new films vying for the door and of course hollywood is there in force box it's not all about the red carpet all the competition can is a great place to premiere your movie and one of the big debuts there is a biopic about the life of elton john called rock on football let's go straight out of a joint oh man scott. hi scott it's now isn't in the competition but it is it's the biggest film premiering this year isn't it yeah definitely be a lot how can you out glam elton john you know the band has let's it is metal named
it's it's amazing it's also a perfect for can because it's a huge big a hollywood blockbuster with just a little bit of of edge just a little bit of darkness to it give it a bit of credibility here i have to say the candle vessel got off to a little bit of a slow start but if you'll excuse the pun i think with rocket man the past is about to really take off. and now the gari who's playing out in town and. he sings all the songs in the film which is astounding to hear is that how he got the role really. yeah yeah i mean elton john was deeply involved in the making of this movie and he made it a deal breaker that they had to find an actor who could not only deliver as an actor but really deliver as a singer and after hearing edgerton saying john played the page in the really the
ultimate compliment he said this guy nobody except myself obviously sings my songs as well as parent edgerton wow any right ok stay with the scotts let's have a look at his performance in the film and my producer. isn't actually incredibly bright. and said i'm doing i've ever heard you sing my songs better than to. songs and defining moments in people's lives and the songs that should do come from a place character. tamarins actually singing in the film. and he's so convincing that his voice is incredible. there's anyone in the world who could play that it's time for his world. to see. this being
the greatest joys of your personal life making this for. significant last. century. wow scott i guess the costume designer must have had. yeah julian day who designed the cautions this film he said it was a dream come true i mean he had such incredible source material to draw i mean all the phenomenal cautions that john has worn over the decades in his pop career and he used those costumes the real cautions to inspire the look of this film designed his own you know phenomenal number i mean 50 songs lasses 50 pairs of shoes on an endless array of phenomenal their outfits but it's not just window dressing here because costumes are sort of a key to the character because john himself has said that he only really
transformed from reginald white the real reginald white into this icon elton john after putting on the costume and becoming that persona before he went on stage now this comes off to the huge success of behavior and rhapsody the queen movie about queen front and freddie mercury won the oscar. you know it's a huge success all over the world do you expect but it was quite controversial was controversy about it do you expect a similar things happen with this film. well be interesting to see because there's a direct connection between bohemian rhapsody and this film because dexter fletcher who directed rocket man he was the director brought on to finish the unwraps the after the original director on that film was fired and bohemian rhapsody it was very very successful as you say but it was controversial because a lot of people accused. the filmmakers and the producers of sort of white washing
. freddie mercury's real life particularly his life as a gay man his sexuality of sort of avoiding the subject or dealing with it a very very poor and tasteless way decks deflector for rocket man and said yes promised this will be a warts and all portrayal of elton john but he also said he was mixing fantasy and reality in this movie so it will be interesting it seems the promise that we're going to see we're going to address we're going to have the sex but you also have some of the magic that went into making sea icon elton john galt thank you very much enjoy yourself in cannes it's much nicer weather than here but and thanks very much. now perhaps it's my age but violent in this age we get a younger and younger just a couple of days ago another that nero violinist from slovakia stunned ordinances with his virtual city a concert in berlin tayo gap club before mendelssohn's violin concerto with some professional violinists don't approach until they're well established the
fearlessness of youth here yes. highly talented d.p. concentrated t.-o. katla is the soloist at this comic concert at the 1000000000 cathedral and he's only enough to hold. us today from toxic. i really liked it and it was like. i think i played good. and i i and let me. get listened to pretensions range from delicate and subtle to grippy really dynamic the violin concerto by felix mendelssohn batons is a challenging task even for more experienced soloists.
plays with fantastic virtuosity or fantastic technique or even his phrasing and musicality are what you would expect from a 35 year old not an 11 year old is really a child prodigy. tio get laid is often called a child prodigy but he doesn't seem to care what label people give him during the final rehearsal just hours before the concert he's only interested in the acoustics of the berlin cathedral. or that all. the local perfect i played in many churches in this is good perfect because it is not too messy and it's not too clear so it's in the middle. 6 6 get low plays on an instrument appropriate for someone his age and 3 quarters science violin made an 853 by gianbattista the room. he spends
4 hours a day practicing and he started playing at the age of 3 and a half. he's already taken part in numerous master classes working with top teachers to develop his talent. but his parents make sure that t.o. is able to remain a child despite the high expectations placed on him after the final rehearsal t.-o. heads off to enjoy some free time. time and burn off excess energy before the concert he says no matter what's happening in his live music always prince enjoy. now european union elections are upon us soon and so we've been looking at various countries in the e.u. through the eyes of the artists who live there today the biggest e.u.
member that's ours here in germany and with this city berlin the capital a look at life here through the eyes of photographer i met a how should. i met or how she did as a chronicler of our time the photographer 1st came to the german capital 30 years ago just before the fall of the berlin wall. she takes us on a photo safari across the city on a bus route that cuts through all sections of society. the same way. the bus line goes straight through the from poorer more my current areas to the better known trendy neighborhoods right through to the wealthier areas with the villas for. sept i get the feeling that a lot of people do want to talk about themselves to tell their stories and sometimes someone with a camera can give them that opportunity to get. her timeless classic photos capture
people from all walks of life. the photographer gives her subjects time she talks with them and she was it. was the can you give me a beer. it's enough of us an hour or. 2 sisters after a night out on the town. to have their can't know that these are photos tell stories of sorrow and of hope. 15 years ago how so documented the were. as of a new generation with her series youth in europe. it was a time when more and more countries wanted to join in and take part in the promise of the european union. at that time there was an atmosphere of optimism when it came to the e.u. . there was relatively little criticism for young people there was suddenly the
opportunity to settle anywhere to study basically wherever you wanted. that the mood has changed considerably now how should work looks to the borders of the e.u. to asylum seekers crossing the mediterranean those at the gates of europe. i try not to focus too much on the refugees but on those helping organize is to me really stand for european values. perspective the e.u. is not just a promise it's also a responsibility. and will have for more rights from around the e.u. as europe heads towards elections you can catch them here on arts and culture all on our special this weekend and finally a. new york. jeff it's by
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